The Canadian government has approved the Toronto Raptors to return home on Friday through a team spokesperson and play in the upcoming season.
The Raptors played the entire 2020-21 season Tampa, Florida Due to travel restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although the Raptors will return to the Scotiabank Arena, it is unclear whether they will play in front of a stadium full of seats.
For fans participating in these home games, they will be required to show proof of vaccination.
Toronto will start the preseason game against the Philadelphia 76ers on October 4.
This will be the first return to the Scotiabank Arena in 19 months.
The Raptors announced the schedule of five preseason games on Friday, including two home games.
Houston will be their second team to host in Canada on October 11.
They will host the Washington Wizards on October 20 to start the regular season.
The last time the 2019 NBA champion Toronto Raptors played their home game at the Scotiabank Arena on February 28, 2020.
For the North team, things are different now Kyle Lowry Have moved to Miami.
They are now handing the keys to Pascal Siakam, who hopes to recover from the downturn in 2020-21.